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Lena Ibrahim


Lena Ibrahim (b.1998) is a junior doctor and self-taught portrait painter from Norwich, United Kingdom. She has always been fascinated by the human form, driving her passion for both art and medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the University of East Anglia in 2021. 


UEA Lasdun Lecture: What is the intersection of medicine and the humanities?

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London

May 2022



Group exhibition: 'To begin at the beginning'

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

September 2020

Features and Publications

British Medical Journal

"Why I... paint portraits of NHS colleagues"

July 2022

Eastern Daily Press

"Meet the Norwich doctor whose NHS portraits have gone viral"

February 2022

ITV news

"Self-portrait of Norwich doctor wins acclaim for showing reality for NHS staff"

February 2022

Norfolk Magazine

October 2020

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